Item 0848 - National Order of Liberty from Portugal

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-0848


National Order of Liberty from Portugal


  • 1993 (Creation)

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 15/12/11

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Medals recognizing Mr Mandelas service toward the cause of democracy and freedom. National Order from the government of Portugal

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Three Order of Liberty medals inside brown leather case with small gold clasp. Lid of box has gold emblem of Portugal's Coat of Arms and the letters "R.P' (Republica Portuguesa).
Interior of box is lined with white satin in the lid, along with a stamp reading: Frederico Costa Lda, Condedoracoes.
Bottom lid of box is also lined with white satin and maroon velvet.
Box includes 3 medals.
The first medal is small and is attached to a small yellow and white ribbon with small pin. Image on tiny medal is that of a light blue cross on a white background with gold border, surrounded by gold, a blue border, and white accents. A red flame, surrounded by a green wreath is at the top of the medal.
The second medal is of medium size and is attached to an elaborate yellow and white ribbon. The medium size medal has the same decoration as the small medal.
The third medal is large, with a large pin in the back. The pin base is gold. A similar decoration to the small and medium medals appears on this medal, except the white accents are filled with light blue.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0282

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